Definition of Quonset hut™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Quonset hut™

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈkwɒnset hʌt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːnset hʌt//
 
(North American English)(British English Nissen hut)
 
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a shelter made of metal with curved walls and roof Culture A Quonset hut is a US military shelter. The huts are made in sections which can be put together for soldiers to live in. They have also been used for shops, schools, etc. They were first made for the US Navy in 1941 in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. compare Nissen hut
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